Get ready for adrenaline rush this Dasara

Get ready for adrenaline rush this Dasara

Adding adventure : Parasailing to be organised by GETHNAA, which was cancelled last year

Get ready for adrenaline rush this Dasara

Thrill seeking Mysoreans and tourists can look forward to some adventurous times during Dasara sports this years.

General Thimmaiah National Academy of Adventure (GETHNAA) which conducts adventure activities including terrestrial and water sports has decided to introduce parasailing this Dasara.

M R Manjunatha, Coordinator, GETHNAA, said that though the Academy was awaiting clearance from airport authorities, preparations for parasailing had begun. The activity was supposed to be introduced last Dasara itself, but it was cancelled due to non availability of permission from the airport authorities. 

Water sports has been arranged at two places this year. While activities will be conducted at Varuna lake as usual, the Academy will be introducing activities at the KRS backwaters near Chandravana Ashram at Undawadi, Mysore district, for the first time.

Apart from the rafting, kayaking, jet ski, banana rides; zip line, river crossing, ladder climbing, low rope course, burma bridge crossing, commando walk and other vehicular rallies too has been organised by GETHNAA. 

Manjunatha said that waters of KRS backwaters were safe. “More the depth, safer it is for water sports. Shallow waters are dangerous, especially for activities including banana ride. Life jackets has been made mandatory, bringing down the risk factor. There is no difference if waters are three ft deep or 300 ft,” he added.

KRS backwaters better

He also said that the KRS backwaters were much cleaner than Varuna lake.  
Assistant Director, Youth Empowerment and Sports department K Suresh, who is also secretary of Sports, Adventure Sports Sub-committee of Dasara, said that water sports was an obvious crowd puller, especially for those travelling back from Brindavan Gardens.

He said, the Academy had requested Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to extend bus services to the venue, to facilitate easy access to the attraction.
A team of experts including Director, Youth Empowerment and Sports department, Vikash Kumar Vikash, Manjunatha, Coordinator, GETHNAA, along with six members of the Academy and other officials of the department will be inspecting all the venues of adventure sports on September 17.

The Academy has conducted a couple of camps at KRS backwaters, however, adventure sports for general public is being organised for the first time.

The team will be examining the safety along with water sports equipments.

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